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Change Your Eating Habits with Fooducate

Do you know how much sugar is actually in that cereal your kids are begging for? How can you quickly and easily determine the amount of bad fats vs. good fats in the latest diet bars to hit the shelves? The supermarkets are full of choices these days, but are you making the right ones? Fooducate is here to help you be more informed and to help you get healthier.

The iPhone app will allow you to scan the barcodes of more than 200,000 food products at any local store. You will instantly be able to see how nutritious they really are. Shoppers will learn the WHOLE truth – as well as recommendations for healthier alternatives.

Fooducate gives every product a letter grade, much like on a child’s report card. You’ll also find brief explanations and warnings about that product’s nutrients and ingredients. You will find out what it is that the manufacturers may not want you to notice, such as:

  • excessive sugar and sodium
  • tricky trans fats
  • additives and preservatives
  • high fructose corn syrup
  • controversial food colorings

Fooducate’s mission is to help millions of shoppers choose healthy, tasty, and affordable food, and to affect positive change on the food industry. This free app can help you get healthy – and stay that way.

New Year’s Resolutions… What’s Yours?

Maura DesimoneMaura Desimone, from the Color and Design Trends blog found a great new gadget to help you lose weight.

A New Year begins with nothing other than a new resolution! Consistently over the years, resolutions stay pretty much the same….losing weight, spending more time with family & friends, cleaning your closets, quitting smoking, renewing your spirit, whatever it may be. In the flavor of honoring perhaps the most popular resolution of all time…weight loss…I’ve found the perfect weight loss (aka healthy eating) assistant. It’s called a “Nutrition Kitchen Scale“. I have never heard of these, but after reviewing it, I wish I had. This scale has the ability to analyze the nutritional content of your food by portion size. It calculates the calories, protein, carbohydrates, total sugars, total fat, fiber, sodium, cholesterol & carbohydrates found in your food. Not only does it help you track what you’re eating, you can also save it to the memory to more accurately track your eating habits….no cheating here! And who would mind having this sleek, stylish scale on your counter top? It’s almost art. This is a great way to support yourself for a happy & healthy New Year. Click on the photo below for more info…

Salter Nutrition Kitchen Scale - Nutri-weight